Headlines for Wednesday, March 17, 2004

  • Bear Fan Edges Super High in Irish O'Brien

    Bear Fan defeated Super High by one length to win the $110,300 Irish O'Brien Stakes, the St. Patrick's Day feature for California-bred older fillies and mares at Santa Anita on Wednesday.

  • Preakness Job Fair Saturday at Pimlico

    The Maryland Jockey Club will hold a job fair for the 129th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Injunction Issued in Nakatani's Suspension

    Jockey Corey Nakatani received a stay of a 30-day suspension he was given on March 11 and will continue to ride until the California Horse Racing Board hears his appeal, which should come in "a few weeks," according to the rider.

  • Arizona Tightens Medication Rules

    The Arizona Department of Racing approved a pilot program for equine "milkshake" testing and increased the number of ELISA tests to 25 from 15.

  • Equine Surgery Fund Established in Memory of John Russell

    An equine surgery fund has been established in the name of the late trainer John W. Russell for the Tranquility Farm, a California-based retirement facility, has established an equine surgery fund in the name of the late trainer John W. Russell.

  • Ten New Races Highlight Breeders' Cup Stakes Program

    The 2004 Breeders' Cup Stakes program will feature 113 races and will distribute $7.2 million in Breeders' Cup Funds - an increase of $800,000 over last year - to existing stakes races across the United States and Canada. Ten new races will receive Breeders' Cup enhancements for the first time.

  • Evil Elaine, Dam of Favorite Trick, Dead

    Evil Elaine, dam of Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, was euthanized March 15 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington after foundering in both feet.

  • AAEP Requests Proposals for Bleeder Medication Research

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is seeking proposals to research the efficacy of adjunct bleeder medications, such as aminocaproic acid and/or conjugated estrogens, as a race day medication for prevention of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH).

  • Secretariat

    On This Day...

    March 17, 1973<br><b>Secretariat Impresses in 3-Year-Old Debut</b>